Young Father Who Saved Drowning Cab Driver Hailed a Hero

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Hurricane Sandy along with all its devastation left various stories that will remain unforgettable. One of such stories is of a 25-year-old Jon Candelaria is now being hailed a hero after he rescued a helpless and stranded New York taxi cab driver from drowning.

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Hurricane Sandy along with all its devastation left various stories that will remain unforgettable. One of such stories is of a 25-year-old Jon Candelaria is now being hailed a hero after he rescued a helpless and stranded New York taxi cab driver from drowning.

Candelaria selflessly left his Upper East Side apartment to reach the man trapped in the churning water and wind.

'He looked like he was praying, preparing to die. He looked like he knew it was his time to go,'Candelaria said.  

After reaching the spot he carried the driver over his shoulder to safety with the flood water reaching his chest. Candelaria said that they tried contacting 911 but it was overloaded but he has plenty of help from witnesses to the scene who poured out to help.

However, the driver was so eager to return to his family that neither Candelaria nor anyone else had the chance to know his name.

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